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Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe

A Shared Story?

Editors: Renton, James, Gidley, Ben (Eds.)

  • Uncovers the connection and separation of antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe
  • Opens a new field which considers Jewish, Muslim, and others’ responses to the two related racisms
  • Includes studies of Russia, the Balkans, Germany, France, Iberia, the Netherlands, and the UK
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This is the first book to examine the relationship between European antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until the twenty-first century in the principal flashpoints of the two racisms. With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. Much previous scholarship and public discussion has focused on comparing European ideas about Jews and Judaism in the past with contemporary attitudes towards Muslims and Islam. This volume rejects this approach. Instead, it interrogates how the dynamic relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia has evolved over time and space. The result is the uncovering of a previously unknown story in which European ideas about Jews and Muslims were indeed connected, but were also ripped apart. Religion, empire, nation-building, and war, all played their part in the complex evolution of this relationship.  As well as a study of prejudice, this book also opens up a new area of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have responded to these historically connected racisms.

The volume brings together leading scholars in the emerging field of antisemitism-Islamophobia studies who work in a diverse range of disciplines: anthropology, history, sociology, critical theory, and literature. Together, they help us to understand a Europe in which Jews and Arabs were once called Semites, and today are widely thought to be on two different sides of the War on Terror.

 

About the authors

Ben Gidley is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. His research focuses on racisms, multiculture, diaspora, and urban diversity. He is the co-author of Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today (2010).

James Renton is Reader in History at Edge Hill University, UK. His research focuses on racism, empire, and the genealogy of global politics. He is the author of The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Shared Story of Europe’s Ideas of the Muslim and the Jew—A Diachronic Framework

    Renton, James (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Ethnic and Religious Categories in the Treatment of Jews and Muslims in the Crusader States

    Jotischky, Andrew

    Pages 25-49

  • Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Conspiracy Theory of Medical Murder in Early Modern Spain and Portugal

    Soyer, François

    Pages 51-75

  • Fear and Loathing in the Russian Empire

    Crews, Robert D.

    Pages 79-98

  • The End of the Semites

    Renton, James

    Pages 99-140

Buy this book

eBook £15.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-41302-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-41299-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe
Book Subtitle
A Shared Story?
Editors
  • James Renton
  • Ben Gidley
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41302-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-41302-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-41299-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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